Reduction in training

‘Army-style’ training proposal will not redress recruitment crisis, says BMA

15th March 2017

Proposals to train more doctors – and tie them to the NHS for more than four years after graduation – … Read more…

NHS loses 9% of public health nurses in a year, triggering fresh workforce warnings

17th February 2017

The number of health visitors working in the NHS in England has fallen by almost 9% in the space of … Read more…

Maternity units across England facing the axe under plans to transform NHS care

16th February 2017

Eleven maternity and neonatal units across England are reportedly facing either being axed or merged under plans to transform obstetrics … Read more…

Tens of thousands of new mothers can’t reach a midwife, study finds

14th February 2017

Tens of thousands of new mothers a year are seeking help at an A&E unit or GP surgery because they … Read more…

Robots can’t solve the crisis in the NHS – we still need workers with empathy

11th February 2017

Images of trolleys laden with suffering people in corridors, old people hooked up to drips on beds in cupboards – not … Read more…

‘High’ risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

10th February 2017

The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage … Read more…

Analysis: A&E performance sinks to record low

9th February 2017

Accident and emergency performance for December in England has sunk to its lowest level since the data started being collected … Read more…

One in ten areas left without GP out-of-hours cover

3rd February 2017

Out-of-hours GP services are on a knife edge, with providers covering some four million patients admitting they have had overnight … Read more…

Warning of cuts to family doctors in NHS overhaul

31st January 2017

GP leaders have warned that local health chiefs are exploiting plans to overhaul the NHS in order to slash the … Read more…

Biggest headache for the NHS boss is his own plan

31st January 2017

Who would be Simon Stevens? The job he takes such pride and purpose in has recently got a lot harder. … Read more…